Food and Happiness

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Conscious eating is related to consciousness and to the quality and level of happiness. There are 3 types of foods and 3 types of happiness. Food transforms into energy inside our body. Happiness is a type of energy too. So I put together foods and type of happiness of the same modes of nature.

Tamas – Level/type of ignorance – food is not fresh, unclean and/or related to sufferings of living beings. Happiness that of that type is actually suffering in the beginning and at the end. Example: happiness of alcohol consumption.

Rajas – Level/type of passion. Foods are too much  hot, spicy, salty, sour. Overeating or not enough eating. Happiness that of that type is peasant in the beginning and suffering at the end. Example: Overeating itself is good example of this type of happiness.

Sattva – Level/type of goodness. Foods are fresh, sweet, fatty, include fruits, vegetables, grains and milk products. Happiness that of that type is difficult in the beginning and pleasant at the end. Example: spend your hard-earned money on gifts to others or charity (difficulty) enjoy their happiness!

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Chargers

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Sun tangled in leaves, pristine snow, cleansing of rain, vastness of ocean, warmness of sand, smile of a person, friendliness of the dog – each one or anything else can be your charger and make your day. Yesterday in my morning 10-mins-mediation i saw a man who drove and parked, then almost run to the ocean view place, stood for a minute and rushed back. I was so impressed. May be he has a resolution to came to ocean every day or make a charging for the self – I don’t know, but he  did not miss that day! Let us too not miss our daily opportunities to charge the self, even if it is as small as just few moments.

What charges you?

Shchi

I have tried many variations of this soup – I like it!

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A Russian style soup with many variations, which, according to Wikipedia, dates back to the 9thC.

Wikipedia: Shchi is a traditional soup of Russia where it has been known as far back as the 9th century, soon after cabbage was introduced from Byzantium. Its popularity in Russia originates from several factors. Shchi is relatively easy to prepare; it can be cooked with or without various types of meat; and it can be frozen and carried as a solid on a trip to be cut up when needed. Finally, it was noticed that most people do not get sick of shchi and can eat it daily. As a result, by the 10th century shchi became a staple food of Russia, and another popular saying sprang from this fact: “Щи да каша — пища наша.” (Shchi da kasha — pishcha nasha “Shchi and kasha are our food”).

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